Today was my first day of classes at university, which I thought would be super exciting. But something about today was off and I couldn’t exactly put my finger on it until I saw a huge sign that said “FIRST DAY OF COLLEGE: TAKE YOUR PHOTO HERE TO SEND TO YOUR PARENTS” in big bold letters in one of the buildings I was taking classes in. It took me back to my last first day of high school when I was fighting my mom not to take our traditional first day of school picture that we had taken every year since I was in Kindergarten. I really didn’t think I’d miss forcing a tired smile and having a bright beam of light flash into my eyes. I didn’t think I’d miss having my mom wake me up a little earlier than usual just to say “have a good first day at school Han.” I never really thought I’d really miss anything from home, especially this early, but the truth is I’m really homesick. I guess we never really know what we have until it’s not there anymore. I miss my mom’s home-cooked meals, a crazy puppy, having my own bathroom, and giving hugs to my parents before I went to sleep. There are so many things that I took for granted back home. I am missing my family so much and I can’t wait to see them again.